Health


SP Balasubrahmanyam on life support SP Balasubrahmanyam on life support
- August 14, 2020

The condition of veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam , who tested positive for the coronavirus on August 5 , is critical and he has been put on life support, a health bulletin from the MGM Hospital in Chennai said on Friday. Earlier this month, the 74-year-old had posted a video on his official Facebook page, stating that he had chest congestion for a few days, along with cold and fever. (more...)
Ohio State Will Require Weekly COVID-19 Tests For Dorm Residents Ohio State Will Require Weekly COVID-19 Tests For Dorm Residents
- August 14, 2020

The university also assigned personal microphones to faculty teaching in large spaces and upgraded audio equipment to ensure the fidelity is suitable for both in-person and remote learners. "More information is available on the Testing, Tracing and Quarantine page". Universities are taking a wide range of approaches to rebooting their classes during the pandemic, with some staggering the return of their students, as at Brown University , where administrators expect 85% of their ... (more...)
Biological E signs pact to manufacture J&J arm’s covid-19 vaccine
- August 14, 2020

The advance purchase agreement will also provide an option for an additional purchase of up to 22 million doses, it said. It has secured 300 million doses of the vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca in a United States $1.2 billion deal. (more...)
New Zealand extends city lockdown amid hunt for mystery source New Zealand extends city lockdown amid hunt for mystery source
- August 14, 2020

However, people will want to find the source of the outbreak if they possibly can, and that will also add to a sense of agency and control over the outbreak for the community. "This suggests this is not a case of the virus being dormant or being a burning ember in our community". Ms Ardern said she would decide by Sunday on whether to delay the poll, which she can defer by up to about two months under New Zealand law. (more...)
Teens who vape more likely to contract the coronavirus, study finds Teens who vape more likely to contract the coronavirus, study finds
- August 14, 2020

Several healthcare players are actively involved in COVID-19 vaccine development at present though we have no approved vaccines yet. "COVID-19 spreads through repeated touching of one's hands to the mouth and face, which is common among cigarette and e-cigarette users Furthermore, sharing devices (likely reduced while staying at home) is also a common practice among youth e-cigarette users". (more...)
Donald Trump vows capital gains tax cut in second term Donald Trump vows capital gains tax cut in second term
- August 14, 2020

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants sent its own requests to the Treasury Department this week. "On the assumption I win, we are going to be terminating the payroll tax after the beginning of the new year", Trump said Wednesday. (more...)
278 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, Australia 278 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, Australia
- August 14, 2020

The department also said that in Victoria at the current time, 7,877 cases are now active and there are 1,932 active cases relating to aged care facilities. During the curfew, people in Melbourne can only leave their house for work, and essential health, care or safety reasons. Opposition health spokeswoman Georgie Crozier said the move was like "shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic". (more...)
New Zealand virus outbreak spreads beyond Auckland, 13 new cases reported New Zealand virus outbreak spreads beyond Auckland, 13 new cases reported
- August 14, 2020

New Zealand has reported a total of 48 active COVID-19 cases, with 30 linked to the community outbreak, which has brought the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,251, Bloomfield said. New Zealanders celebrated when Ardern appeared to eliminate community transmission of the coronavirus with the earlier hard lockdown that forced nearly everyone to stay at home. (more...)
COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans
- August 14, 2020

The deal announced Tuesday with Moderna is part of the White House's goal of securing early access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for those in the United States. The deal is worth up to $1.5 billion (more than R26 billion). "Manufacturing in parallel with clinical trials expedites the traditional vaccine development timeline", the HHS said in a press release. (more...)
Coronavirus found on frozen seafood package in China for second time Coronavirus found on frozen seafood package in China for second time
- August 14, 2020

China has reported three positive tests for coronavirus in samples taken from the outer packaging of imported seafood in Yantai, Shandong province. The World Health Organization also stated it's "highly unlikely" people can get the virus from food or food packaging , CNN said . The CDC recommends safe food practices like washing hands after touching food packaging and food products, and cooking meat thoroughly. (more...)
Alberta sees another spike in new and active coronavirus cases
- August 14, 2020

There are about 90,000 teachers and school staff members in the province, meaning it will take a monumental effort to test each one, said Hinshaw. Hinshaw is also encouraging other Albertans who do not have coronavirus symptoms and have not been in contact with anyone diagnosed with the virus to postpone testing until September 1. (more...)
BC's coronavirus cases show BC's coronavirus cases show "disproportionate increase in young adults"
- August 14, 2020

Horgan says that while the province supports the federal government's newly developed COVID alert app for smartphones, "the app won't tell you everything". "That's reflected in some of the numbers that we're seeing as well as the discussion we've had over the last few weeks of exposure events, particularly social events, parties, get-togethers". (more...)
78 new cases in B.C., and another prison outbreak announced 78 new cases in B.C., and another prison outbreak announced
- August 14, 2020

There are at the moment 531 active circumstances of the coronavirus in the province, together with eight folks who are hospitalized, five of whom are in intensive treatment. Health Minister Adrian Dix added that strong contact tracing has proven to be "absolutely crucial when dealing with community outbreaks as we slowly and safely increase our contacts". (more...)
Moderna, US in Covid-19 Vaccine Deal for Up to $1.5 Billion Moderna, US in Covid-19 Vaccine Deal for Up to $1.5 Billion
- August 13, 2020

But, the researchers reported more than half of the people who were given the vaccine candidate complained of headaches or other side effects. As CNBC reported , the United States has offered up to $2.1 billion (R37 billion) for a vaccine being developed by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline; another $1.95 billion (R34 billion) to Pfizer and BioNTech; and another $1 billion (R17.5 billion) to Johnson & Johnson. (more...)
WHO Is Now Requesting People To Avoid Routine Dental Work…!! WHO Is Now Requesting People To Avoid Routine Dental Work…!!
- August 13, 2020

The new guidance to delay appointments applies to routine dental care , including checkups, dental cleanings and preventative care, as well as aesthetic dental treatments. " Dental health care personnel use instruments such as dental [drills], ultrasonic scalers and air-water syringes that create a visible spray that can contain particle droplets of water, saliva, blood, microorganisms and other debris", Michele Neuburger, a dental officer for the CDC's Division of Oral Health and a member ... (more...)
Russian medics to receive vaccine 'in two weeks' Russian medics to receive vaccine 'in two weeks'
- August 13, 2020

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russian Federation had become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a such a vaccine, after less than two months of human testing. Twenty countries have asked for more than 1 billion doses of the vaccine. In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte offered to test the vaccine himself. (more...)
Coronavirus: Trump signs relief order after talks at Congress collapse Coronavirus: Trump signs relief order after talks at Congress collapse
- August 13, 2020

This new benefit would replace the previous $600 a week, which expired on July 25, 2020. Negotiations broke down on Friday after two weeks. The money, which is being drawn from $44 billion in unused disaster relief funds, will not flow through existing state unemployment systems, since it's technically "lost wages assistance" and not unemployment insurance. (more...)
United Kingdom lowers coronavirus death toll by over 5,000 with new counting method United Kingdom lowers coronavirus death toll by over 5,000 with new counting method
- August 13, 2020

The health ministry had suspended the daily publication of data on Covid-19 deaths in July after Health Secretary Matt Hancock ordered a review into the methodology being used in England . The new system has been agreed upon by England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland so that UK's toll is recorded in a consistent manner from now. He said: "The way we count deaths in people with COVID-19 in England was originally chosen to avoid underestimating deaths caused by the virus in the early ... (more...)
Research Reveals Direct Connection Between Smoking, Vaping and Risk of Contracting Coronavirus Research Reveals Direct Connection Between Smoking, Vaping and Risk of Contracting Coronavirus
- August 13, 2020

While a link between the two was expected, the results were striking. Participants were also asked if they were tested for COVID-19 and if they experienced symptoms of the disease. In a letter to the US FDA, lawmakers advised the agency to temporarily clear the market of all e-cigarettes during the pandemic. People across all age groups are getting affected, though previous data have demonstrated that children, teenagers, and adults have a reduced likelihood of getting severe COVID-19 ... (more...)
Alyssa Milano says she's losing her hair following lengthy COVID-19 bout Alyssa Milano says she's losing her hair following lengthy COVID-19 bout
- August 13, 2020

William Schaffner a week", the actress said that she had been awaiting guidance from physicians about the best way to do today that she's in healing, noting it's not apparent what following steps she needs to take. Milano also advised anyone recovering from the coronavirus who is still experiencing symptoms to get a chest CT scan, cardiac MRI and blood work as per her doctors' recommendations. (more...)

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